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Cultural Intolerance

Though kilts and tartan are hugely popular and famed worldwide nowadays, at one time it was illegal and severely punished for Highland clansmen to wear the traditional garments which Scots hold so dear in present times. This situation came about due to the Act of Proscription, which came into effect in August of 1746 and … Continue reading

MA PLASTIC KILT

MA PLASTIC KILT Andrew Hennessey  Me and ma plastic kilt Have the Burgh crowds all thrill’t Worn without guilt The sweat that was spill’t Playing the ceilidhs with ma fiddle   Nothing so demure As lambswool pure The enduring shape of plastic So that nothing drastic Happens in the wash   Tough as nails The … Continue reading

STARTAN – THE TARTAN REVOLUTION

STARTAN – THE TARTAN REVOLUTION STARTAN – THE TARTAN REVOLUTION Andrew Hennessey Tartan has a colourful history. Tartan from other epochs has been found inside the ancient funereal works of Chinese Turkestan in the northern provinces of the Tarim basin at Hami in the 1200BC burials of a red haired proto-Celtic people, [Barber, EW, 2000AD]. … Continue reading

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